Organization Tips?

Decorating By motherofgrace Updated 4 Jan 2010 , 5:15pm by motherofgrace

motherofgrace Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 8:10am
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Hey there

So I have a tiny space that is mine (pictured below)

I need a better organizing system. Plus I have tupperware containers of cookie cutters that arent in this pitcture
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Mrs-A Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 9:28am
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do you have an ikea near you? at my mums house she has shelves like yours but i attached these to it for extra storage

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/80166930


otherwise what about removing the shelves and putting longer ones in?

Mensch Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 9:38am
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That would also be my suggestion, longer shelves, right to the edge of the cupboard. What about deeper shelves? One or two extra shelves above these for stuff you only use occasionally?

I have minimal space at the bakery, and have had to learn to think vertically. I have storage squeezed in everywhere.

Donnagardner Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 2:40pm
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Love the basket idea.

all4cake Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 3:14pm
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I would consider separating the ingredients from the measuring equipment from the decorations/sprinkles. If that space and shelving is all you'll be able to work with for a while...maybe get a bit of nylon roping and some 'S' /'J' hooks to dangle your measuring spoons/dry cups from as well as your mixer attachments.

These can double your shelf space http://www.rubbermaid.com/Assets/images/Product/5507-large.jpg

Added storage below shelf http://www.rubbermaid.com/Assets/images/Product/1h32-large.jpg

These are awesome! http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2084_86619208 You can attach these to ANY shelf in almost any cabinet, closet, elsewhere!
I was able to buy smaller baskets that would attach to the above basket and you could hang several in a column from the one...

This will help you access those hard to reach or out of site items http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2085_42093071

and even better http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2084_33433702

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2084_84110488

These can be attached to the wall(no need for a slat wall) http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2084_91930962

just had to add this one...it looks like it would be perfect for oodles of things from drying pastry bags to storing all sorts of doodads http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/spacesavers_2084_86587028

greengyrl26 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 3:23pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs-A

do you have an ikea near you? at my mums house she has shelves like yours but i attached these to it for extra storage

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/80166930


otherwise what about removing the shelves and putting longer ones in?




Wal-Mart sells these baskets too. They're white, and I think RubberMaid makes them. I have them in my laundry room & LOVE them!

Djor Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 3:58pm
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thanks thumbs_up.gif

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm
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I store my Kitchenaid mixer attachments in the bowl, with a bowl lid to keep the dust out. You'd get more wall space for other things that way. (They do not have a hole in them as it appears in the photo, it's just a depression.)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004SGFB/?tag=cakecentral-20
(Make sure to get the size that fits your mixer.)

motherofgrace Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 5:15pm
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ok thanks everyone for the help!!!!!

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